Thursday, February 7, 2013

Argo and Les Miserables

     Well, I've checked off seeing two more Oscar contenders. Last week I met a group of friends for lunch and then we headed to the cinema. Half went to see Lincoln which I had already seen, and another friend and I saw Les Miserables. The singing was great, the acting wonderful, but it just wan't my cup of tea. My friend who had seen the stage production a number of times absolutely loved the film version, but as for me, not so much. I normally grade movies that I comment on; it must go back to my days as a teacher. :-) I'm not grading this one as I can't do it objectively. I really didn't care for it, but if you liked the stage production of Les Miserables and its music, you probably would enjoy this film.
     Tuesday, I went with my friend Donna to see Argo. It was awesome. Though I knew the outcome, the movie still proved to be incredibly suspenseful. I could barely breath during the last fifteen minutes!!! In fact, I was so taken by Argo that this morning I ordered from Amazon - Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History. I had checked out a few websites to see how much of the content of the movie was fact-based and what was not. That's why I want to read the  account by the CIA agent, Antonio Mendes, whom Ben Affleck played in the movie. Whether the film was historically accurate or not, Argo  is one thrilling movies! A+ !!! Definitely go see it!

1 comment:

  1. I went to see Les Mis ... having seen and loved the stage show several times.... I thought the male lead singers were AWFUL! I know they went for the "stars" to bring in non show lovers ... but OH DEAR!
    Not seen Argo... will have to give it a look x